Navajo Superintendent Annual Reports, 1914


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NARRATIVE Annual Report- 1914 Section 11 Health would have proper ventilation, floors, wind. Ons end doors, sanitary conditions could be improved in a practical manner. This is being pushed as much as possible. These people have no" Individual Indian Moneys" but are very willing to work for material to build themselves homes. Hovever, rough lumber, such es can now be sewed out at the mi11 1s not sufficient in itself to build a sanitary home. The office has granted funds to start tho sanat orium at Navajo Agency which is a duplication of that at Laguna and also funds to purchase material for a hospital to be built at the Tohetchi School. A hospital should also be built at the Chin Lee School, 47 miles northwest of the Agency and with these three and the one in operation now together with mission hospitals this branch of the work would be pretty well taken care of. During the past year the Physicians have operated on pupils in school having trachoma and this work among the adult Indians has been carried on extensively at the Episcopal Hospital, located near the Agency, which is doing a most excellent work. A number of cases of tuberculosis have also been handled at the Agency hospital with most excellent rēsults on the whole. With the construction of the sanator ium in 1915, tuberculosis can be handled as it should. In conducting hospitals on the reservation it has been found that new and additional equipment is often required; that

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